Airfordable Brings Layaway to Air Travel
For decades, the term “layaway” was only tossed around during the holiday season. Big box stores wanted to make it easier for shoppers to pay off expensive presents over time. But what if the “layaway” concept was applied to paying for airline tickets? With Airfordable, it will soon be a reality.
As of right now 2016, those who sign up by visiting Airfordable.com are only able to book domestic and international flights under $2000, but for a limited time. They’ve had an influx of travelers book flights to Iceland, Morocco, Italy, San Francisco, New Orleans and other places for under this price point so far. The company has plans to remove the price threshold later in 2016. Co-founder and CEO Ama Marfo noticed a recent hike in sign-ups. “We started out with a $500 per ticket price limit only to come across an increase in sign ups and user feedback requesting a higher price point. So, we strapped up our platform to handle trips under $2000 for a limited time. The response has been great so far.”
Dan Peltieris a staff writer for Skift Travel in NYC. He first traveled internationally at the age of 17 to Australia and New Zealand and hasn’t stopped traveling since. He studied abroad in Rome, Italy during his junior year of college and fell in love with the Eternal City along the way. Follow him on Twitter @djpeltier and visit his blog http://danpeltier.wordpress.com to read more of his work.
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